Sunday, August 17, 2008

Olympic fever part 2: Just fake it

Humanity. Fairness. Honour (spelled with a "u"). These are supposed to be the founding principles of the Olympic Games and the Olympic spirit....

...and then there's the Italian soccer team. Check out this scene from the waning moments of the epic loss to Belgium in the quarterfinals of the men's soccer tournament. Watch as Belgium's #18 Dembele is ganged up three Italians...somehow called for the foul...and then a simple shoulder tap in response to a shove by Italy's #15 Bocchetti results in one of the greatest Oscar-winning fake injuries in the history of sport.



Bochhetti restrains himself from falling but even the referree and the Belgian player find it amusing.

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